A Winning Attitude?

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I mentioned in previous NFL postings that I have a really hard time rooting for any player or especially a whole team who just exudes arrogance. But it seems that two of the most arrogant teams in the NFL made it to the Big Dance. (That’s the Super Bowl, for those less versed in NFL colloquialism…)

So, do you need to have such an attitude to have an edge in pro sports? Can you succeed at such a level if you are not just out for yourself… stuck on your abilities… or just a big jerk? 🙂 (Sorry, had to get that one in there…)

I am not refering to the fun of celebrating a touchdown, or a take away, or just an all-around good play. There is not a thing wrong with celebration. BUT, the attitude that comes through can still just be a humble, fun, exuberance rather than a superior, arrogant, condescending, mean-spirited, taunting word or look or gesture made toward the opponent.

I don’t really have an answer. We watched Spy Kids 2 last night with the boys and at the end, young Juni Cortez wants out of the spy biz cause he has “seen what it takes to be the best”, and he wants no part of that. Selfish ambition and vain conceit. We are told to avoid these things and consider others better than ourselves.

I don’t see a lot of that going on with the two remaining NFL teams.

So, believe it or not, I – football fanimus maximus – am not going to watch the Super Bowl. I wish both teams could lose. I just can not celebrate a victory by either team.

I welcome your comments on this… what do you think? Is that just part of the package? Can you win, can you succeed at such a high level without some bit of selfish ambition or vain conceit? Are the “just having fun?”

You watch the game, and let me know what you think.

I’ll be playing Wheel Of Fortune on Jen’s new computer…

One Comment

  1. I certainly understand the purpose of your BLOG about the Super Bowl but I’d suggest you TiVo it and play it back to watch the commericials. Just think you’ll be the only one in TiVo Land to replay the Super Bowl just for the commercials.

    I hope you win on the Wheel of Fortune! :):) Dad “C”


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